Businesses & Incorporated Companies

Last updated on August 1, 2023

COVID-19 Updates

Based on guidelines from the Provincial Health Officer, the B.C. Health Minister, and Health Canada, the Registrar has granted an extension for all incorporated companies that wish to delay their Annual General Meeting (AGM) for a period of six months.

  • To request an extension, please email and include the name of your corporation, your incorporation number, and state that you are requesting an extension for your AGM
  • You must inform your shareholders that the AGM has been delayed

Incorporated companies now have the option of hosting virtual or hybrid meetings even if the cooperative’s rules and the Cooperative Association Act, the Business Corporations Act, the Societies Act, and any regulations under these acts that state otherwise

  • This is the result of a ministerial order that will remain in force until July 10, 2021
  • Where a notice is required, instructions for participation can be provided in lieu of a physical location

BC Registries and Online Services administers and supports the legal framework used for operating a business, not-for-profit society, cooperative association or financial institution in B.C. Organizations need to register, file documents and update records, which are kept as a matter of public record.

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